09. 25. 2007
Cooltone Mini Fridge: Massive muddle-up
Haven't we all at one point or another wished for one device that can perform the function of several? The Cooltone Mini Fridge is an example of the extremity of such thinking.
The Cooltone seems to have originally started off as a fridge, but looks like the makers just went nuts with the superfluities along the way. How else would you explain the ludicrous add-ons? First comes a digital CD player fixed right on top of the fridge. Next, a digital FM radio with built-in snooze alarm. Next again, sockets to connect your iPod or headset. Still counting? Then add that remote control (of course!) to manage all this and we are just about done.
Oops, almost missed the "fridge" - the chiller has a capacity of 22 liters and a "Quick Cool" feature that, apparently, can get the Cooltone cooling within seconds - perhaps an essential feature too, considering that the fridge is going to get pretty heated-up handling all its frills.
Perhaps what the makers of the Cooltone forgot was to "integrate" a washing-machine-cum-television as well. Available from Gadget Box at $260.